OTTAWA (ISN) – Miah-Marie Langlois, a basketball player from the University of Windsor, and Brendan Bottcher, a curler from the University of Alberta, are the CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending March 19, 2012.

Langlois, a third-year business student from Windsor, Ont., was named the most valuable player of the CIS women’s hoops championship for the second straight year after she helped the fourth-seeded Lancers repeat as Bronze Baby champions, in Calgary. The 5-foot-8 point guard recorded a game-high 10 assists in a 94-46 quarter-final win over No. 5 Acadia, was chosen Windsor game MVP in an 81-71 semifinal victory over No. 8 Calgary after she scored a match-high 21 points, and capped off her remarkable weekend with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double in a 69-53 gold medal win against No. 2 UBC, on Monday night. Prior to the Final 8, Langlois had been named CIS defensive player of the year and a second-team all-Canadian.

UBC basketball player Kris Young was also nominated for the women’s award.

Bottcher, a second-year chemical engineering student from Sherwood Park, Alta., guided the Golden Bears to their first CIS curling title thanks to a 6-1 record in draw play and a dominating 7-1 over Waterloo in the gold medal final. The Alberta skip made 76% of his shots during the tournament en route to second-team all-Canadian status. The triumph wrapped a superb two-month run by Bottcher, who previously captured the Alberta, Canadian and world junior titles, all part of a 42-3 overall mark since mid-January.

Waterloo curler Jake Walker was also in the running.

Female nominees:

  • AUS: No nominee
  • RSEQ: Conference winner from a non-CIS sport
  • OUA: Miah-Marie Langlois, basketball, Windsor (recipient)
  • CWUAA: Kris Young, basketball, UBC


Male nominees:

  • AUS: No nominee
  • RSEQ: Conference winner from a non-CIS sport
  • OUA: Jake Walker, curling, Waterloo
  • CWUAA: Brendan Bottcher, curling, Alberta (recipient)